Photo credit: KING 5 TV News (NBC)
– “Space Needle flies the French flag”
“Seattle sent its thoughts and prayers to the people of Paris by hoisting a giant French flag from the Space Needle.
Space Needle spokesman Dave Mandapat said the attacks in Paris on Friday night were so tragic that flying the French flag was the least they could do to show their support. Officials had a special flag made on Saturday morning so it could be raised by the afternoon. It measured 25 feet by 35 feet,” quoting KING 5 News and Associated Press.
This writer loves France and spends time there annually, especially the Languedoc region, having recently returned from Paris in September. Delta Airlines offers the only daily nonstop service from Seattle to France serving Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris in their joint-venture hub with Air France, a route I take often. Delta has continually operated their daily flight throughout this conflagration, providing an air bridge between the peoples of France and Puget Sound.